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Prior To Arrest For Sexting Young Girl, GOP Politician Attacked Democratic Sex Scandals

The now-former director of the LA County GOP, a 30-year-old who calls himself 'the Democrats worst nightmare,' turned his 'attentions' to a 16-year-old.  Image of Scoutt Hounsell  @ KABC LA

The now-former director of the LA County GOP, a 30-year-old who calls himself ‘the Democrats’ worst nightmare,’ turned his ‘attentions’ to a 16-year-old. Image of Scoutt Hounsell @ KABC LA

The former director of the GOP in Los Angeles County has been arrested for allegedly sending harmful sexual material to a minor — sexually explicit messages to a 16-year-old girl via social media. Scott Hounsell, the self-described “Democrats’ worst nightmare,” resigned as the GOP executive director on June 15; he is 30-years-old.

LA Weekly reports the following statements by law enforcement regarding the ongoing case:

The L.A. City Attorney issued a warrant for his arrest following an investigation by the LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, police Officer Bruce Borihanh said.

“During the investigation involving a 16-year-old victim, she identified the suspect Scott Hounsell as a person who engaged her with sexually explicit chats via a social media site,” he told us.

A cursory glance at the social media profiles associated with Mr. Hounsell reveals deeply partisan hypocrisy, as he publicly jokes about the Filner scandal, involving the Democratic mayor of San Diego, less than one week before being arrested for sexually harassing a young girl. Here’s a screencap taken from Hounsell’s Twitter page:

As you can see, replies after his subsequent arrest were less than kind regarding the joke.

As you can see, replies after his subsequent arrest were less than kind regarding the joke.

LA County GOP has little to say about the incident, clearly wanting to be distanced from negative press. A party spokesperson, Jonathan Wilcox, gave LA Weekly the following statement:

“Scott Hounsell is a former employee of RPLAC who resigned on June 15th. Until we were contacted by LAPD today, we had absolutely no knowledge of any information relating to this case. We take this issue very seriously and will fully cooperate with law enforcement any way we can.”

Hounsell was booked by the LAPD on two misdemeanor counts of sending harmful material to a child, and was released on $40,000 bail on Friday. According to NBC:

“The arrest was made by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force — one of 61 local and federal taskforces nationwide that focuses on online child victimization.”

Reposted from Addicting Info with permission. 

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Discussion

4 thoughts on “Prior To Arrest For Sexting Young Girl, GOP Politician Attacked Democratic Sex Scandals

  1. He would be anyone’s nightmare, not just democrats.

    Posted by Rl Lr | August 4, 2013, 9:03 pm
  2. Shame on BOTH parties for not vetting candidates and too often standing by the criminal ones.

    Posted by WWms | August 5, 2013, 10:01 am
  3. Don’t use Addicting Info for a source. I am a liberal thinker (I believe) but you may find that Addicting Info push the envelope. I would hate to see a domino effect. Losing creditability is a horrible thing.

    Posted by Aidan Sullivan | August 7, 2013, 9:07 am

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